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red agateJust perfect for your Halloween creations -- these Red Agate Evil Eye beads are of stone that was formed from layers of silica from volcanic cavities. Agate is named after the Achates River (now known as the Dirillo River) on the island of Sicily, Italy, whose upper waters were an ancient source of this gemstone. Each strand offered here has 16 round faceted beads, with colors ranging from red to amber, as shown. Each bead is approx. 10 mm. with an approx. 2 mm. hole. Each strand is $10, but for a limited time, take 10% off with the code HALLOWEEN at checkout.

 

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buddha hand necklacethumb tibetan pendantCheck out this gorgeous creation found on Etsy.com (More details and purchase arrangements can be made at: http://tinyurl.com/c7kltth ) You can purchase the same focal piece (the Sterling Silver Tibetan reversible pendant of a Buddha hand with Om carving) from our shop, BeadyEyedBird -- here:  http://tinyurl.com/ccvgnjm

This artist has also incorporated the use of fire polished glass, Artisan Lampwork beads, Black Onyx, Czech fire-polished glass, and a Sterling Silver flower hook and eye clasp; you might consider using similar components, or others of your own choosing. Why not be inspired by such incredible museum-quality work? I've seen a lot of talent out there -- take the challenge!

 

 

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